Mission High School

Mission High School

Mission High seniors mobilize support for undocumented students. Photo by Alejandro B Rosas.

Mission High Seniors DREAM Big

Angel scanned the group of high school seniors sitting before him. Unlike speakers at most school assemblies, he didn’t have to shush a chattering crowd or engage a weary one. Students already looked expectantly toward him, paying rapt attention. “Welcome, everyone,” he began. “My name is Angel. I’m undocumented, and for me, every day is a hustle.” Angel, who works...
Lowell and Mission High soccer players wait for a ball during a regular season game. Photo by Alejandro B. Rosas

Mission High Bears Ready for Playoffs

The Mission High boy’s soccer team will play its first playoff game on Tuesday, Oct. 30, starting at 2:30 p.m. against the San Francisco International Huskies at Matthew J. Boxer stadium. The Bears beat the Huskies 5-2 during the regular season and had a near-perfect record, with only one loss, to Head Royce, in a non-league game. The winner of...
The paint came off a football player's helmet after contact on the field.

Mission–Marshall Game Ends in Disarray

Mission High’s football team didn’t have to play a whole game on Saturday to beat Thurgood Marshall High School. Instead, they left a memorable mark on Marshall’s homecoming game that raised questions about Marshall’s football program. With less than two minutes left in the second quarter, the referees called the game after Marshall’s head coach made a rude gesture to...
After the game teams give each other high to respect fot the cross town rivalry.

Mission High Soccer Team Rolls Over John O’Connell

This year the Yaotl trophy stayed at Mission High School — not because the Mission High School Bears’ head coach Scott Kennedy forgot to bring the trophy to Kezar Stadium, but because the Bears beat crosstown rival John O’Connell in boys’ soccer, 6-0 Thursday night. The Yaotl trophy (“Yaotl” means “warrior” in the Nahuatl language of Central America) was created...
Cristian Cortes kicks a corner kick in the first half. Cortes plays half back against ISA

Mission High Defeats International Studies Academy

Mission High boys soccer prepared for a tough cross-town rivalry against John O’Connell this Thursday as they had fun defeating International Studies Academy at home 6-1. For a third of the first half the Bears took no shots towards the goal and only passed to each other while toying with the less skilled International Studies Academy team. ISA scored first...
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Mission High Launches Weekly Radio Program

Mission High School students recently launched Mission Radio, a student-run weekly radio program broadcast over the Internet. The new program is in addition to Mission Youth TV (MYTV), a television program produced entirely by students. The video programs consist of school announcements and sports updates, and are broadcast throughout the entire school and posted on Mission High’s website. The students write the...
The Mission Bears take on the Jon O'Connell Boilermakers

Mission Volleyball Topples John O’Connell in Three Straight Sets

A crosstown battle for bragging rights in girls’ high school volleyball went to the Mission High Lady Bears Tuesday for beating the John O’Connell Boilermakers on their home turf in three straight sets. The game was easily dominated by the Lady Bears, who won 25-10, 25-13 and 25-10. After the game, Mission Head Coach Karen Murray said, “This is our...
A football player runs to catch a ball.

Mission High Mauls Lowell 46-13 in Season Opener

In a foggy season opener at Lowell High School last night, the Mission High Bears lived up to their name by mauling the Lowell Cardinals 46-13. The Bears gave up penalties and a turnover that allowed the Cardinals to stay within striking distance. Still, Mission High managed to score more than three times as many points as Lowell. In some...
The Bears concentrate on key blocking to the success of their offense. Photo by Alejandro Rosas.

Can Mission High Repeat Championship Season?

Mission High School’s football team won its first championship in half a century last year, but the graduation of 10 senior players in the off season raises questions about whether the team can repeat. Last spring the Bears lost 10 veteran players, including starting quarterback and safety Davon Hargraves, running back and linebacker Algeron Malbarough and offensive tackle and defensive end Darius Grays. Malbarough attends...
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‘Sin Padre’ Premieres at SF Latino Film Festival

With “Sin Padre,” the movie premiering tonight at the San Francisco Latino Film Festival, director Jay Francisco Lopez hopes to pull at the heartstrings of his audience. The film — the title of which translates as “Without a Father” — tells the story of fatherless Juan, a Honduran teen, who delves into his past to uncover the identity of  his...
Teachers Aimee Riechel and Kyle Beckham recount lessons learned from their summer trip to South Africa.

Lessons from South Africa

Sometimes, it takes lessons learned far away to help students understand those closest to home. To educate students on the political spirit of South Africa and its relevance to the United States, teachers Aimee Riechel of Mission High School and Kyle Beckham of Downtown High School packed their bags and headed to South Africa this summer. For 24 days, they...
Photo taken by Sean Gibson

Low Morale Contributes to Mission High’s Loss to the Knights

Weekends may be made for fun, but for the Mission High varsity football team, this weekend was no party: on Saturday, the Bears were lanced by the Menlo High Knights. The 56-24 loss at Kezar Stadium brings the Mission team to a 1-1 pre-season recond. The Bears have one preseason game left to get into defending champion mode before the...